In my last post I revealed the destination of my two “new to me” states that I was visiting this past week – Colorado and Utah!
On Sunday I flew into Grand Junction, Colorado for five days of looking at rocks in Utah. Spending the week travelling, eating away from home and hiking around a warm, windy and dry state was maybe not the most ideal way to spend taper week. It was too good of an opportunity to pass up though! I took advantage of some downtime on our first day to hit up one of my favourite stores…Target!
With fun socks and M&Ms in hand it was time to get down to work. Before we left Grand Junction early on Monday I got up for a taper run. I had to run 10 x 1:00 hard/1:00 easy. Given that I wasn’t overly familiar with the area we were in I opted to hop on the treadmill at the hotel.
I had a really good run but I could tell it was much drier than I was used to. I was drinking water like it was going out of style!
On Monday we made our way to our home base for the week, Green River, Utah. Green River is a fairly small town with only a couple of restaurants so attempting to eat healthy was a bit of a challenge. I did the best I could though! On Wednesday morning I was up bright and early for an easy 30 minute run through town.
Apparently there is a melon festival here in the late summer!
A shot of the Green River in the background.
On our last day in Utah we were able to take a detour to Dead Horse Point State Park.
This was definitely one of the highlights of the trip.
It was a fun week of learning a lot about geology and exploring some new places. There is certainly a lot of beauty in Utah!